Child Safety Seat Ease of Use Ratings


Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic catagories:


Evaluation of Instructions

Vehicle Installation Features

Evaluation of Labels

Securing the Child


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The First Years True Fit Premier (FF)



Manufacturer  /  Model NameThe First Years True Fit Premier (FF)
Model Number  /  Manufacture DateC670-BAR  /  Feb 23, 2009
Harness Type5-pt
Weight  /  Height23lb - 65lb / up to 50"
Evaluation of Labels 5 stars
Evaluation of Instructions 5 stars
The warning that the safest place for children is the rear seat is located among other unrelated warnings in a bulleted list. The warning that indicates that the rear seat is the safest place for children is not illustrated in the owner's manual.
Securing the Child 5 stars
Multiple actions are required to convert the seat to this mode of use; the caregiver must read the instructions.
Installation Features 4 stars
The user must lift the restraint's padding to route the belt. The child restraint is equipped with push-button LATCH connectors.
Overall Ease of Use Rating 5 stars

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